Prefilling Github Issues

Earlier today, I created an internal “Call for testing” post where I essentially asked other Automatticians to break a piece of functionality that I intend to launch. To help with the testing process, I included a link to a pre-filled Github issue. For the most part, pre-filling the issue with a label, milestone, etc. was … Read more

How to Squash Commits with Git

Part of my Git workflow at Automattic includes getting a pull request going as soon as possible. I find this workflow useful as I am learning the code base for the latest version of WordPress.com, which is completely different from any codebase I have touched before. Because of this, I try to commit often so … Read more

Github Two-Factor Authentication Failed For HTTPS

About two months ago I first switched to GitHub’s two-factor authentication. Later that day, when I went to push for the first, I had an authentication error and my push failed. I didn’t want to mess with the configuration that day, so I decided to turn off two-factor authentication on GitHub.

Another Go at Two-Factor Authentication on GitHub

After a new career move forced that I lock down my computer and my online identities like Fort Knox, I had no choice but to figure out how to get GitHub two-factor authentication working. Yet again, after I configured two-factor authentication on GitHub I had issues pulling from private repositories and pushing/pulling to any repository. So, after digging into the GitHub two-factor authentication blog post on GitHub, I came across this:

If you are using SSH for Git authentication, rest easy: you don’t need to do anything. If you are using HTTPS Git, instead of entering your password, enter a personal access token. These can be created by going to your application settings page.

The Solution is Simple

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